February 16, 2009

Fern

I've been thinking about people who come and go in one's life. Sometimes friendships are lost to time and place. Sometimes they endure.

I met my friend Fern when I was 19.  We shared many meals and a lot of laughter.  With this friendship came a bonus, as I became good friends with her daughter Jeannie, too.  Eventually, Fern moved back to California. I think I've only seen her three times since then, but each time we meet, we are able to pick up right where we left off...as if no time has been lost.  

Happy Birthday Fernie Alice!


Some Etsy fern goodness

“Life is partly what we make it, 
and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.”

~ Tennessee Williams


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Also, a big thanks to Robynn for passing on this award!

30 comments:

vicki archer said...

There is nothing like our longstanding friends - they know us so well, afterall our histories are intertwined. So lovely that you posted about your great friend and a very happy birthday to Fern, xv.

Country Girl said...

I love this post on friends! Happy Birthday to your bff.

Sweet Repose said...

Sometimes we move on so quickly, it's good to reflect on those good times.

boylerpf said...

Best friends aren't just a thing...they are a million things! Happy Birthday to your bff!

willow said...

A friendship like this is such a rare treasure!

I love the name Fern.

Jenn said...

That is awesome :) A rare find indeed to have such a true friend!

Dave King said...

I know exactly what you mean when you say you can pick up just where you left off. Says a lot, that.

leah said...

i have a few of those kinds of friends. you can call and talk for hours or for 2 minutes. you can delve into details or just the highlights. true and good people.

sherry said...

It's lovely to have friends that weave through our lives like that.

justin manas prince jaspher ligin said...

it is very easy to make friendships..but very difficult to maintain..happy birthday to your friend..

Golden West said...

Happy Birthday, Fern!

shiborigirl said...

Long-lived friendships like yours and Fern's are wonderful. I have a friend like that too - we met when she called asked me to teach her how to tat. She arrived at my house, and within 5 minutes we were chattering on like we'd known each other forever. I rarely see her now, but that connection is still there when we do.

Happy Birthday, Fern!

Kate

Auntie, aka cagny said...

Good morning Diva,
Thank you for visiting Auntie today.
Your blog really is gorgeous.
The more I read it & look at it, the more I can relate to this book I am reading (The Last Good Kiss). You see, I'm not familiar with America's West. It seems a world away. And this story takes place out there.
Talk to you later!

Auntie, aka cagny said...

PS,
And yes,best friends are precious.
No matter how busy our lives are, they are always there.

T.Allen-Mercado said...

How funny, an old friend sent me a Facebook request last night and I joined-we've been friends since grammar school and lost touch when I left NYC.

Long term friendships are the best, they're really a window into who and where you've been. Happy birthday Fern!

Congrats on the award-I love your blog too.

Robynn's Ravings said...

Thanks for the link, DD, and you are so right about these BFF's.

I have a few friends I go WAY back with - over 40 years - and if we don't talk for a year it makes no difference. A comfortable pair of shoes takes no getting used to. We just slide right into each other's lives with ease. Glad for you and Fern.

Charmaine said...

I once heard, "you are not who loves you, rather, who YOU love".

Cynthia said...

How kind of you to share your dear friendship with us. It made me think of my own special friends that endure over time. I will be seeing one soon. I can't wait! <3

Carla said...

I LOVE your blog! And what a lovely tribute to a long-standing friendship. Where would be be without such friends?!

Hey Harriet said...

Happy birthday to your friend Fern. And congrats on your award :)

Sarah McBride said...

thats beautiful. I have very few friends like that, but the ones I do have are a treasure to me.

Jeanne said...

Those "pick right up where you left off" friendships are the best!

Lisa B. said...

Old friends are the best! Nice little tribute treasury to her:)

Merisi said...

This is a wonderful pean to friendship!

I agree with you, with true friends distance is not a hurdle.

Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comment! I am looking forward to seeing you again, here and at my place.

picciolo said...

those types of friends are the best, what a lovely ferny tribute!
: )

Anna Laura said...

I love those ferns from the book plates on the bottom right. I also love friends who still fit right in even after years and years!

April Horsman said...

Wow, what a beautiful friendship. Its amazing how we can have these girlfriends who even though we don't see them often, that bond in our hearts are still strong.

happy birthday to Fern and thanks for sharing :)

littlebyrd said...

Those are the best friendships!

fly tie said...

beautiful post. the way like works..the comings and goings, the good times and bad, the memories, how things come back around...always intrigues me.

nice collection you put together.

My {S.T.U.F.F.} :: said...

Great friends are always a great thing to reflect on...
Nice post... I'm going to call my friend - it's been a while